Once upon a time

Public safety - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows Hinsdale Police and Fire Department's building. "Built as a federal public works project in 1935, the police and fire departments moved into this new building at 25 E. First St. designed by Hinsdale architect Harford Field. The building included a courtroom, jail and an apartment for the police chief. Today the former holding cell's iron bars are used decoratively, mounted in the courtyard at the rear of the building.